Is anyone else getting a little tired of XC people being hostile to us on these forums and acting like because we like our gravity our input isn't valid. I was lurking in the Santa Cruz forum and decided to provide some input into people's Nomad building. So I put my two cents in. Then this guy decides that I have an "attitude" and lets loose with the verbal assault:
I don't get it. Most of us do as much or more trail riding than we do shuttling, what is it that makes us parriah around everybody else?GspotRider said:Look at me! I ride big travel heavy bikes with fat tires because I have no skill.
Man, where do you guys get off to spout off your platitudes on how great you are because you can huck and slam a bike down. Perhaps you guys should get some smooth lessons.
Get this: the Nomad is with DHX air shock is around 7lbs. It is light. It is not a 10lbs plus bighit frame. Sure it can take a beating. My point is that its light enough that guys that ride more mild stuff than you are going to be interested in building it up for what they think is heavyduty riding. For them, perhaps they need the extra suspension cush to reach the next level. There are all sorts of riders out there that would love the nomad: most of which probably are not expert riders.
The way you have written your responses seem like you are patting yourselves on the back. Do you even have a Nomad? Have you tried it with a shorter smaller fork? You might be surprised to find that with the fork at 4-5" travel the bike feels pretty much like xc bike handling wise. Have you tried skinnier tires on the bike? On the front fatter feels so much better, but on the back you can go pretty skinny if you have the balls for some sliding around.
Please take your attitudes to the downhill forum.